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Modes of individualisation at cemeteries

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Permanent individual gravemarkers were established as social norm for large populations in the nineteenth century. These markers typically display a range of matters-of-fact about the dead: name, age or dates of birth and death, family status, social position, profession, religion, etc. They also include symbolic figurations, which communicate in a more implicit way how the survivors remember their dead. Against this background, this paper analyses gravemarkers and graveyards as material witnesses of changing social and cultural sensibilities. It explores the kinds of changes which took place in European regions with a predominantly Catholic population.

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Vanderstraeten, Raf. 2009. “Modes of Individualisation at Cemeteries.” Sociological Research Online 14 (4).
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Vanderstraeten, Raf. (2009). Modes of individualisation at cemeteries. SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ONLINE, 14(4).
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Vanderstraeten R. Modes of individualisation at cemeteries. SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ONLINE. 2009;14(4).
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Vanderstraeten, Raf. “Modes of Individualisation at Cemeteries.” SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ONLINE 14.4 (2009): n. pag. Print.
@article{1147654,
  abstract     = {Permanent individual gravemarkers were established as social norm for large populations in the nineteenth century. These markers typically display a range of matters-of-fact about the dead: name, age or dates of birth and death, family status, social position, profession, religion, etc. They also include symbolic figurations, which communicate in a more implicit way how the survivors remember their dead. Against this background, this paper analyses gravemarkers and graveyards as material witnesses of changing social and cultural sensibilities. It explores the kinds of changes which took place in European regions with a predominantly Catholic population.},
  author       = {Vanderstraeten, Raf},
  issn         = {1360-7804},
  journal      = {SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ONLINE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  title        = {Modes of individualisation at cemeteries},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.5153/sro.1972},
  volume       = {14},
  year         = {2009},
}

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